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A new edition to the valued exhibits at the museum Il-Hagar|Heart of Gozo, is the zucchetto, or skullcap, that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI wore on the day of his abdication, the last one of his pontificate. The zucchetto is complete with the relative attestation and was gifted by the Pope Emeritus to the museum
Mgr Alfred Xuereb, former personal secretary of Pope Benedict and current first secretary to Pope Francis, presented the zuccheto to Mgr Joseph Farrugia, coordinator of the museum,
Mgr Xuereb hails from Victoria, Gozo and actively supports the museum which came into being through the collaboration between the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria and St George’s Basilica.
Mr Antoine Vassallo, chairperson of the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria, presented Mgr Xuereb with the commemorative card issued by Maltapost on the day of the inauguration of the museum.
The commemorative postal card, which has been printed in limited edition, is available from the reception desk of the museum.
Il-Hagar|Heart of Gozo, was partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is open to the public, daily, from 11.00am to 7.00pm excluding Mondays. It will however be open on Easter Monday.